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Left Coast Hop Juice | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice
BA SCORE
3.59/5
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949 Ratings
Left Coast Hop JuiceLeft Coast Hop Juice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
At Left Coast Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on being one of the pioneers of Double IPA style craft beer. This hop monster uses Premium American 2– Row and a touch of light crystal malt to create a solid malt foundation. Five different Hop Varieties are used in the Hop Juice. It spends two weeks dry hopping in fermenter contributing to its great hop aroma. Starts out sweet and finishes with the crisp bitterness of a Double IPA. This drinkable blend will have you HOPPING till nights end.

Added by tonistruth on 09-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,802
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
949
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
178
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 949 |  Reviews: 291
Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amorpork
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't understand the bad reviews. For being almost 10abv, this beer pulls it off with amazing grace. Yes, it's malty but the piney bitter of the hops displaces most and leaves a pleasant afterglow. Very nice! Very drinkable....too drinkable. I'm going to have to hide the rest for the night. Salut!

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Photo of milwaukee512
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pretty lame attempt at an IIPA. Smells weird, and the taste follows. Oddly malty for a double IPA; certainly not the hop-bomb one expects from the style. Good carbonation; not altogether terrible tasting, but certainly not a beer I will ever get again. Do not mistake Left Coast for North Coast, as I think I may have when choosing this beer.

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Photo of smi69
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy deep orange with minimal head. Quite bitter, definitely west coast style DIPA. Good mouthfeel though. The price is right but mediocre overall at best. There are far better options out there.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nuebs
2.69/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the tasting room in San Clemente. Nice mix of cut grass, resin and citrus peel smell. Good balance of flavor with a hop forward taste and feel

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Didier
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE - 2FH that lasts, carbonation, light, clear, foamy, lots of lacing, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, citrus, pine.

TASTE - Hops, nutty, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonatin, dry, lingering, astringent.

VALUE - $8 for a 12-oz bottle, OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - It was OK, but Left Coast doesn't stamp a brew date. Unprofessional!

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of mcneal6
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No bottling date. Aroma is fairly sweet, with bready, caramel malt undertones and floral, lightly citrusy hop notes.

Flavor is similar, with a fairly bitter, earthy finish that is somewhat harsh as it lingers. A little overly sweet and not enough flavoring hop character.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours hazey burnt orange color with a off white head. Aroma Caramel malty with pine. Flavors much the same with mild bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

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Photo of Shippy
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Cloudy, burnt orange color with a whitish head. Caramel malty aroma with hints of pine. Flavors much the same with mild bitterness. Medium mouth feel. Dryness and bitterness linger briefly on the tongue. Very enjoyable overall.

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Left Coast Hop Juice from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 949 ratings
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